The Raiders are headed into their bye week with a winning record for the first time since Rich Gannon was the quarterback.
The Raiders are sitting at 5-4 and have a very tough schedule to end their season. If the Raiders can win four out of their last seven games, Oakland could surprise everyone and make the playoffs.
The road to the playoffs will be anything but easy for the Raiders with their seven remaining games. Only one of their remaining seven opponents has a losing record, and four of those games are away from home.
The Raiders are getting healthy, and there will be some key players returning. Nnamdi Asomugha should be at full strength, and John Henderson should be back as well. Offensive weapons Zach Miller, Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens should all be back in the lineup after the bye week.
Can the Raiders make the playoffs? Let's see how they do as I predict the final seven games for the Raiders.